What are the entry requirements?
This course is open to everyone wishing to study Floristry to commercial standards. Some experience of working with flowers will be beneficial but not essential. Artistic flair or a willingness to experiment is helpful.
A good level of English and Maths is required for this course due to the substantial written work involved.
This course is suitable for adults looking for a change of career, anyone already starting work in the Floristry trade or those who wish to enhance or build their Floristry skills in line with business requirements. Please contact the college if you wish to discuss how this course may suit you.
The college is running a Floristry Open Event on Wednesday 20 June 2018 6-8pm. You will be able to meet the tutors, find out which floristry course could be right for you, and see the fabulous displays created by our very own students. Please contact the Adult & Community Learning Team on 023 8091 1270 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
What does this programme involve?
If you have a love of flowers and plants, creative flair, enjoy meeting people and want a career where you have variety in your work, then Floristry is for you. Event decoration, hotel contract work, exhibition design, sympathy tributes, gifts for the home and life's special occasions; all require the skills of a florist, so there are a host of employment opportunities as either an employee or to start up your own floristry business.
The City and Guilds Level 2 Floristry Certificate will help you develop your knowledge with a range of wedding and hand tied floral designs, to give you employment opportunities as an employee or to run your own floristry business.
At Eastleigh College we pride ourselves in training people to become commercial florists who have the ability to construct a varied range of floral designs to suit all customer specifications.
Level 2 Floristry students will attend college for five hours a week during term time from September to July. Regular attendance is required to maximise your learning potential.
You will study a variety of basic floristry techniques that will develop your ability to construct a range of designs both hand-tied and wired. In addition to practical floristry, you will also be introduced to aspects of art and design that influence floral designs and learn how to identify and assess the quality of fresh materials and condition materials for maximum life.
This course requires an absolute MINIMUM of five hours additional private study weekly for completion of course assignments. Committing more time will assist you to achieve a higher grade and enjoy greater personal development.
To achieve this qualification you will have to successfully:
- Create written portfolios of evidence with photographs of your work
- Complete practical assessments in class to demonstrate the skills you have learnt
- Sit one external on-line multiple choice test
Expert tutorial support is available to guide you through these requirements.
How is the programme taught and assessed?
This course will be taught and assessed through demonstrations, practical work, theory, and hand-outs.
You will cover core units to include: Art and Design for floristry; Receiving, pricing, processing and conditioning incoming materials; and creating hand-tied designs and designs for the bridal party.
The specific units covered on this Certificate course are:
* Unit 201 - Introduction to art and design for florists
* Unit 202 - Identify, check and monitor the quality of incoming cut materials
* Unit 204 - Plan, prepare and construct tied floristry designs
* Unit 207 - Plan, prepare and construct wedding designs with floral materials
For further information about these units and the Level 2 Certificate course in general, please visit the City and Guilds website and search for the qualification 0351-02 Floristry.
Your portfolio of work will be internally and externally assessed. You will also be required to complete one on-line exam in the summer term.
What else do I need to know?
Additional costs include the purchase of fresh flowers, printing, books, stationery, clothing, sundries, and basic floristry tools.
Students will be responsible for the purchase of materials required for the course. Specific advice on the purchase of floristry tools will be given at the start of your course.
You will also be required to pay for the cost of fresh flowers for each week. This will be 12.00 each week, payable half-termly in advance as a lump sum. There will be no refunds for non attendance. Generally, your designs will be yours to take home after the class.
You will need to provide your own folders and stationery. Computer and photographic printing costs for your written work and compiling evidence can be significant.
You will be required to produce an A3 Art and Design Mood Board project as part of your course. Sourcing artefacts can have a cost implication.
Please note: whilst every effort is made to keep these fees to a minimum to maintain accessibility to all, you will need to pay these charges regardless of household income and whether your tuition fees are waived.
In the case of absence from class without sufficient notice, fresh materials already purchased will be held over for the students the following week. Where notice is given of planned absence in advance and material purchases can be adjusted, every effort will be made to provide fresh materials at a suitable catch-up point but this cannot be guaranteed.
Dates for the diary
Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.
How do I apply?
Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at email@example.com.
*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.